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How To Move On: Letting Go Is Hard To Do: 6 Ways To Move On
Do you feel like you'll never be able to get over your former significant other?
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Letting Go Is Hard To Do: 6 Ways To Move On From A Bad Breakup

One of the most difficult challenges after a divorcing or losing a spouse or significant other is learning how to move on without them. Although it may seem impossible, there are some great tips on how to move on that will make you happier in the long-run. Read on to learn the 5 ways you can slowly start to move on after your breakup.

Coping with the Loss of a Partner: Four Things to Remember
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Coping with the Loss of a Partner: Four Things to Remember

One of the hardest experiences anyone can possibly deal with in life is coping with the loss of a partner. It is a devastating tragedy that can be debilitating. However, there are four things to remember if you lose your partner. Grieving Takes Time The first thing you need to know is that there is no time limit on long you have to go through the grieving process. Every person is different. You may take as long as you need to grieve even when you find the strength to return to your normal activities.

Effective Communication: Talking About Grief With Downton Abbey
You may not live in a castle, but you can definitely relate to Lady Mary's grief.
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When You Lose A Loved One: Lessons From Downton Abbey

Grief is something we all experience in our lifetimes, just like our favorite characters in Downton Abbey. But if we focus on working through it instead of trying to "get over" it, and work on effective communication with the people in our life, we can find happiness again. Spoilers ahead!

Dear Dr. Romance: What Is The Grieving Process?
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Dear Dr. Romance: What Is The Grieving Process?

Dear Dr. Romance:   What Is The Grieving Process? What are the stages of the grieving process? Dear Reader:   If you've had a personal loss, I am sorry that you have to go through it.  The traditional stages of grieving, developed by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, are Denial (or shock), Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance. How long it takes depends on how big the loss is.

grief and taxes
Taxes are miserable enough on their own.
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Death & Taxes: Filing Alone After My Husband's Death

In the eight months since my husband's sudden death, I made it through the first Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day and Easter. For each one, I had friends and family in place to spend time with. The last thing on my mind was the need to be prepared for grieving around the "first" tax preparation.

Stages Of Grief
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Stages Of Grief

Part of the healing process is experiencing and accepting the feelings that come with loss. The more we deny, block, or escape emotions associated with loss, the greater the negative impact of loss may increase.  Common stages people may experience after a loss or breakup include:

How To Survive An Emotional Hurricane [EXPERT]
Will you survive the storm?
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How To Survive An Emotional Hurricane

This morning, as I was driving around trying to find a gas station that was both open and didn't have a three-hour long line, I started thinking about Hurricane Sandy and the devastation left in her wake. Normally, I only see natural disasters on the news, but this time, I had to look no further than outside the window of my home to witness Sandy's impact first-hand.

Reviving The Heart
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Reviving The Heart

I’m in the business of love. But even though it’s my profession, it also becomes personal. My emotions get tangled in the cords that are my clients’ heartstrings. As an advisor along their heart’s journey, I feel along with them: When they’re in love, I radiate; when their hearts break, mine chips.

5 Tips To Cope With The Loss Of A Pet [EXPERT]
Are you mourning the loss of a furry friend?
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5 Tips To Cope With The Loss Of A Pet

What does your heart do to heal when the friend you lost was packaged in fur and sported a tail? If you are a pet owner, you know in your head that your pet's life will probably be shorter than yours, yet the magnitude of their loss can be overwhelming. If your heart is filled with sadness from such a loss, here are five ways to find comfort and give you back some peace of mind.

Surviving Loss and Thriving Again
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Surviving Loss and Thriving Again

None of us wants to think about it, but the standard definition of a totally successful relationship is the old, traditional “til death do us part.” Any time we love, whether it’s a life partner, a dear friend, a child, a sibling, a parent or even a beloved pet, we are risking the loss of that love.